Archive for the ‘What Recruiters Really Think’ Category

Linkedin connections question I recently received a question on LinkedIn connections from one of our interns.  His goal is to become a wealth manager where network cultivation will be critical. I thought it was a great question and should be shared. The guy asking the question is smart, has initiative and holds leadership positions within his school […]

What is your 5 year plan?  The “What is your 5 year plan?” and “What is your 3 year plan?” are both very common interview questions. I admit I ask the question on a regular basis when I am conducting interviews and there are a couple of things I am looking for in the answers. […]

Beat the internship interview Last week we discussed the Nasty logic on how to land a internship for undergraduates. A sophomore wrote in the below email and I had so much detail, I had to break the post up into two parts. Last weeks post is here, and with her permission, I am posting her email […]

HR exec explains what hiring managers are looking for from summer interns and how freshman, sophomores and juniors can steal these positions from graduating seniors.

Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

Posted: by HRNasty in Job Interview Tips, Recent Graduate, What Recruiters Really Think

Top 10 interview mistakes: The lists of job interview mistakes are a con and a false sense of security. This weeks post is HRNasty’s list of interview mistakes and I have a different attitude on this topic. The normal Google search for “Top 10 Interview Mistakes Made in an Interview”, are for those with the […]

Phone screen, the common mistakes Phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post is provide reasons why and confidence. My goal is to change your view and potential fears of the phone interview. Most candidates fear the phone […]

HR Executive breaks down the pros and cons between the hand written and email thank you note after the interview. Which one makes or breaks your job search?

Job interview insight

Posted: by HRNasty in Job Interview Tips, Networking, Resume Writing, What Recruiters Really Think

Job Interview Insight I just had drinks with a couple of great friends / colleagues and half way through the conversation I literally burst out with a “F’me, I’m a dumbass! I wish I had recorded this conversation, this would make a great blog post!” I immediately pulled out my phone and started taking notes […]

HRNasty’s stance on the visible tattoo  If you have read this blog for any time you know where I sit on the topic of the visible tattoo in the workplace. They call them job stoppers for a reason and as much as I think about getting a tattoo myself, working behind the HR kimono, I […]

Should I re-apply for the job after being declined? I receive the above question often enough that I thought it would be helpful to share it more widely. Awhile back, I received the following question via a comment from one of the posts and after answering, I emailed the reader and asked if I could share her experience […]

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